Freddy has started going for me whenever he sees me, and this is a good sign. The depression that took hold of him when his brood of chickens was sadly depleted one by one by predators, seems to be over now, thank goodness. He has actually started circling the grounds again like he used to before the chickens disappeared / were plucked away.
Next, we need to buy some more chickens to keep him company. One chicken companion is not enough..... We will buy some in the new year. Watch this space!